Backstage News on Cesaro, Why WWE Booked Him Against Orton, More

Posted by Matt Boone May 8, 2013 11 Comments

- We noted last week how the Antonio Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston match from Main Event was praised by several WWE talents on Twitter. The match also received praise among WWE officials but the success of the match was credited to Cesaro.

The feeling was that Cesaro made the match excellent and that’s why he was booked to face Randy Orton on this week’s Main Event.

Regarding the promo Cesaro cut on Monday’s RAW after defeating Zack Ryder, it was almost the same promo he cut at last week’s WWE NXT tapings after defeating Yoshi Tatsu. It appears WWE has decided to do away with Cesaro’s yodeling gimmick.


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    • Marko

      Good, Cesaro deserves better. He is one of the best wrestlers on the WWE roster today.
      And a good call there by the officials to remove his yodeling gimmick, nobody could have taken him seriously with that.

      • Splodeydope

        It was almost as bad as Natalya’s farting gimmick.

    • AC1

      Thank F**k For That!! the yodeling was terrible

    • morrisonfanone

      So, does that mean WWE thinks Randy has no talent or something?

      • Derp.

        No, it means that they think that Antonio is starting to rise up in the ranks and they think he can compete at the same caliber as Randy can, that’s why they booked the match. Randy has talent, there’s no question about that. They’re impressed with Cesaro and believe that he is ready for a match like that.

        • Edge

          Cesaro has what it takes to put on top matches,no doubts about it.But Orton?Yeah,fans like him and he can put over guys but he is basically out of WWE.I don’t know who he has pissed off backstage but much like Kane he will be gone in next 3 years and that’s why Cesaro and other guys get noticed.

          • Cowboy bob

            You couldn’t be more off. Orton will be a mainstay for a long time. I would look for him to get some top matches when 12rounds reloaded hits. It’s always good to have someone like him around to give the world title to.

            • Edge

              Orton is good.I agree but he does basically the same thing Jericho does every time he comes back to WWE.Im not saying Orton won’t get another title run or push for it but he is getting old.And let’s face it,generations are changing in WWE and that means guys like him,Kane,Henry,Show and even Cena won’t be doing too much in-ring stuff in future.It’s just a matter of time when they star to retire from performing in matches.

          • morrisonfanone

            Orton’s ticked off everyone with all of those wellness policies. And why will Kane be gone in three years? He’s still as good as he was when he showed up.

            • Edge

              He has other things to do.Besides Kane does a lot of work backstage,add his age to that and the fact that he is thinking about leaving in-ring action ans has confirmed that in many interviews it’s clear that he will.Ok,maybe not exactly in three years but eventually he will.And Orton has hard time not just because of that,he has a beef with many in the office and backstage,Much like Punk he has pissed off many people and that’s why guys like them get stripped from title runs and get pulled down to job or participate in pointless storylines.

        • morrisonfanone

          I guess. I will admit he has talent in the ring, but his promos leave something to be desired. At least they’ve stopped the yodeling thing.

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